Kitchen Remodel: The BEST Tips & Tactics for 2018

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Kitchen Remodel: The BEST Tips & Tactics for 2018

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Now is the perfect time to consider a kitchen remodel in the new year. Cooking, baking, and entertaining can take a toll on your culinary space and after a busy season your kitchen may look like it’s in need of some T.L.C.  A kitchen remodel is the best way to improve the appearance and functionality of the room.

So, if you’re thinking it may be time to update your kitchen, read on for a few time tested tips that we have learned over the years.

Being Flexible Works in Your Favor

The first step in your successful kitchen remodel project is evaluating your needs and planning a space that is maximized to its fullest potential.  From cabinets to flooring to appliances, it’s to the homeowner’s benefit to be open to modifications to the original plan as the project progresses.  It’s highly likely that once your kitchen is completely gutted, you may have additional ideas that you want to incorporate.

It’s perfectly acceptable to pause the project for a couple days to evaluate your current direction and make any beneficial project modifications that you deem necessary after evaluate all the open space you have to work with.  This can prevent regret and ensure you end up with the kitchen of your dreams.

With that said, it is also wise to be practical when considering your timeline. If you want the kitchen remodel to be complete within two weeks, then most likely custom modifications and special order fixtures will be out of the question. You will either need to adjust your timeline or adjust your plan.

What’s Trending

Nowadays, the kitchen is an integral part of a home’s entertaining space and the less walls on the main floor, the better!  Touchless faucet technology has gotten more advanced and less cost-prohibitive and many homeowners are seeking this feature out.  When purchasing items for your kitchen remodel opt for a reputable company, like Kohler, and skip the bargain bin which will only leave you disappointed with parts that break easily and finishes that don’t last.

Dream Appliances 

With the shelf life of appliances increasing, it’s important to invest in something that will work for you both now and in the future.  More and more homeowners are electing for industrial appliances and there’s been a shift to standalone refrigerators and freezers.  Wine refrigerators are also becoming more commonplace.

Countertops

The countertop you decide on should take into consideration your personal tastes, budget and cooking & entertaining habits.  Popular choices include butcher block, granite, cement & quartz.  On a budget?  No worries.  Laminate has become a very dependable and stylish choice, as have granite overlays.

Are there ways that you have used to save money on your kitchen remodel? We want to hear about it! Be sure to comment below!

Here at Paulco Homes, we’re on a never-ending crusade to make each and every one of our customers a referring  fan. We work tirelessly on each home improvement project to provide individual customer service, with the ultimate goal of being the first contractor the client thinks of when they, or one of their friends & family members, need future assistance.  We value the positive feedback we’ve received. Need help? Contact us today!